Rigger Statistics in the US

The average employee age for riggers is 40 years. The rigger workforce reached a whopping 21,477 in 2020!

Among riggers, we discovered that 6.5% of them are women, while 89.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among riggers is White, which makes up 59.3% of all riggers. Comparatively, there are 18.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Riggers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, riggers are more likely to find a job in the construction industry.

From where do we know all information about rigger demographics? We analyzed 8,042 riggers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Rigger Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as riggers. Keep reading to find out what the results for riggers were.

Rigger Gender Ratio

Among riggers, 6.5% of them are women compared to 89.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 89.9%
  • Female, 6.5%
  • Unknown, 3.6%

Rigger Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among riggers is White, which makes up 59.3% of all riggers. Comparatively, there are 18.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 59.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.6%
  • Black or African American, 13.8%
  • Unknown, 3.5%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Riggers

The chart below shows that 62.7% of riggers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.9% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.7%
  • French, 5.9%
  • Carrier, 5.9%
  • Russian, 5.9%
  • Portuguese, 2.0%
  • Other, 17.6%

Rigger Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among riggers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Rigger Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the rigger position over time.

Male
Female
97%
94%
91%
89%
86%
83%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Rigger Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of riggers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Number Of Years On The Job For Rigger

By looking over 8,042 riggers resumes, we figured out that the average rigger enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 39%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Rigger Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of rigger employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of riggers is 40+ years old, which represents 47% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Riggers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, home appliances mechanic and machine repairman have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Mender20%78%
Hydraulic Press Servicer23%75%
Assigner31%66%
Rigger90%7%
Millwright Supervisor95%1%
Machine Repairman95%1%
Home Appliances Mechanic98%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Home Appliances Mechanic
Machine Repairman
Millwright Supervisor
Rigger
Assigner
Hydraulic Press Servicer
Mender
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Riggers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to riggers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Rigger0.00%
Power Line Lineman4.62%
Heating Unit Installer5.27%
Plant Technician6.05%
Blade Changer6.75%
Line Service Person7.66%
Dental Equipment Technician15.51%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Rigger?

male-income
Male Income
$42,966
female-income
Female Income
$39,429

Rigger Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$49,072
$47,251
$45,429
$43,608
$41,786
$39,965
$38,143
$36,322
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Rigger Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$45,429
Bachelor's Degree$48,278
Master's Degree$51,372
Some College/ Associate Degree$53,290

Rigger Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$56,221
$53,290
$50,359
$47,428
$44,497
$41,566
$38,635
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Rigger Heatmaps

Where Do Riggers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where riggers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Riggers Located?

By looking through more than 8,042 resumes, we found that the most popular places for riggers are LA, Houma and TX, Houston.

Number of Riggers

Rigger Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ riggers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most riggers is the construction industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire riggers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Rigger Work In

Employees with the rigger job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most riggers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ riggers. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and energy.

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Construction

Manufacturing

Technology

Energy

Professional

Rigger Jobs